For those who begin their leaf collecting and autumn décor on Sept. 1, more power to you. But others refuse to utter the word “fall” until Sept. 22, when the autumnal equinox takes hold and bids farewell to summer. It’s never to early to start baking, and these gadgets will make creating delicious apple, pumpkin and cinnamon treats a breeze.
Nordic Ware Fall Cakelet Pan—$28.80-43.95
This unique pan bakes adorable mini versions of fall favorites in the shapes of leaves, acorns and pumpkins. Made of durable cast-aluminum, the nonstick pan ensures intricate details will be baked, leaving the baker nothing but a simple powdered sugar or glaze to decorate with. Bakes six cakelets at a time for an individual and beautiful take on dessert. Available at Williams-Sonoma.
You can’t go wrong with good ol’ Pyrex, and this pie dish is perfect for an easy assembly and cleanup. With a 9½ diameter and depth of 2 inches, this glass cook-and-serve dish is safe for the microwave, preheated oven, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. At such a convenient price, you’ll want to stock up. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond.
Apple peeler and corer—$29.95
Want to cut down the amount of time you’ll send mass producing apple pies this season? This all-in-one apple peeler and corer is perfect for the apple pie baking fiend. A sturdy suction base grips the countertop for a firm hold for cranking. Gadget also works on pears and potatoes. Available at Williams-Sonoma.
These charming shapes are perfect to usher in autumn. Leaves, acorns, apples, pumpkins, turkeys and squirrels say fall, but bats, ghosts and jack-o-lanterns say Halloween. Use to make cookies or to cut out pieces of pie crust for a fun decoration atop your apple or pumpkin pie. Dishwasher safe. Available at Williams-Sonoma.
A good baker isn’t without a good rolling pin, especially with the amount of homemade pie crust to be rolled out. There are plenty of options, but try a marble rolling pin. Available at Bed Bath and Beyond, this deluxe white marble rolling pin is heavy in weight to roll dough to an even thickness. Made of durable, non-porous marble and 10 inches in length, it is designed to prevent moisture and grease from sticking to it. Easy to clean, but hand wash only.